First iPhone 12 Mini Hands-On Video Surfaces [Update: Video Pulled]

Apple's iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max aren't set to be available until November 13, but a Romanian YouTuber got his hands on the ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ and showed it off today, offering a size comparison between the iPhone 12 and the 12 mini along with going over some of the device's features.

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The ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ is identical to the ‌iPhone 12‌ in design and functionality, but it has a 5.4-inch display size instead of a 6.1-inch display size and it has a smaller battery inside. All of the other features, including processor, camera setup, and 5G connectivity are the same.

The video is in Romanian and no subtitles are available, but it does offer a look at the ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ in hand so those planning to purchase can see it out in the real world.


Apple will begin accepting pre-orders for the ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ on Friday, November 6 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time, with the first of those orders set to ship out on Friday, November 13.

Update: It appears that the original video has been removed from YouTube at this time, but a comparison photo is still embedded at the top of this article.

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Top Rated Comments

CarlJ Avatar
8 months ago

I’d love a translation…...does anyone speak gibberish?
I bet he speaks English better than you speak Romanian.
Score: 63 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BSben Avatar
8 months ago

I’d love a translation…...does anyone speak gibberish?
A bit xenophobic perhaps? ( Xenophobic is not a language btw)
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zachz Avatar
8 months ago
The perfect size iPhone. Cannot wait to order this.

Coming from a 7 Plus, I won't be losing much screen size and it'll still be a huge upgrade, plus it'll fit nicely in my pocket unlike my current phone
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jms-uk Avatar
8 months ago

I’d love a translation…...does anyone speak gibberish?
Youtuber from Romania, not Gibraltar.
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nordique Avatar
8 months ago

No one wants to live in the type of world you are trying to create. Let people speak freely
seriously? That poster called someone’s native language “gibberish”

This is a thread about a video that has a hands on look at the iPhone 12 mini, so calling someone’s language gibberish in such a thread is stupid, ignorant, insulting, and an entirely unnecessary comment. And, that poster was appropriately and smartly criticized.

Why not simply ask if there are any native speakers who can give a synopsis? There’s no need for such a comment and I’m happy to see other macrumors posters don’t stand for ignorant comments like that

How’s that for free speech?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclardy Avatar
8 months ago
Ugh. I really love my 12 Pro, but the mini looks so nice. I want to buy it just to make sure Apple knows that people still want small phones.

If there was a 12 Pro Mini I'd sign up instantly.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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